While searching for things to serve at my Passover/Easter family dinner, I came across a really simple and deliciously refreshing recipe for cucumber feta boats on Pinterest. (Although it totally slipped my mind that I was trying not to serve dairy for the sake of the Passover celebrators. They had to avoid this dish.) They are quick to make and a yummy vegetarian appetizer. You could probably play around and make different variations of the filling too.
Cucumber Feta Boats
I used a recipe from bitedelite.com
- 2 cucumbers
- 2 oz of crumbled feta cheese (I used about 70-80 grams of crumbled garlic & herb feta, half of a small 150 gram container I bought)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- 1 teaspoon fresh dill, chopped (use parsley or a different spice if you like)
- Ground black pepper, to taste
1. Wash cucumbers and cut them in half lengthwise.
2. Using a spoon, scrape the seeds out of all 4 halves. You’re left with 4 canoe-like cucumber halves.
3. Cut a small strip off the bottom of two of your cucumber halves, so that they can sit on a flat surface without rocking back and forth. These are your two cucumber boats.
4. Dice the remaining two cucumber halves. Put them in a bowl and mix in feta, salt, dill, and pepper.
5. Divide the mixture between the two boats, carefully spooning it in.
6. Slice the boats into 1 or 1 1/2 inch pieces.
Ready to serve! xx